Yesterday, I sat down on a bench on campus
and tried something new:
|The bench by the trashcan in the middle of the picture, |
to be exact.
doing one thing at a time.
Somehow I hadn't caught on to this,
but I guess not everyone multitasks
like I do.
But it was a hard day,
so I just decided to eat lunch.
Just eat lunch.
or even friends to talk to.
It was nice outside,
and the leaves were blowing around.
|Let's pretend BYU looks like this.|
I practiced looking at each person that walked by
"Everyone is just as good as everyone else."
And I thought of this:
"It may seem odd to think of having
a relationship with ourselves,
but we do.
Some people can't get along with themselves.
They criticize and belittle themselves all day long
until they begin to hate themselves.
May I suggest that you
reduce the rush
and take a little extra time to get to know yourself better.
Walk in nature,
watch a sunrise,
enjoy God's creations,
ponder the truths of the restored gospel,
and find out what they mean for you personally.
Learn to see yourself as Heavenly Father sees you--
as His precious daughter or son
with divine potential."
It really worked.